SETI [Fwd: [seti] Re: [ASTRO] UFO Sighting [was: Aurora - Sept.12/12, 1999]]


Robert Owen (rowen@technologist.com)
Thu, 23 Sep 1999 17:40:10 -0400


Larry Klaes wrote:

> From: Larry Klaes <lklaes@bbn.com>
>
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> >From: "Tony Cecce" <tonycc@EXOTROPE.NET>
> >To: "Michael Boschat" <andromed@ATM.DAL.CA>,
> > "ASTRO" <astro@lists.mindspring.com>
> >Subject: Re: [ASTRO] UFO Sighting [was: Aurora - Sept.12/12, 1999]
> >Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 23:05:41 -0400
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> >Reply-To: "Tony Cecce" <tonycc@EXOTROPE.NET>
> >
> >I received these aurora messages at 22:42UT so immediately went outside to
> look
> >(I'm at 42.1N latitude). What caught my eye immediately was a plane in
> the NE.
> >It had it's landing lights on and I could see the red, green and blue
> flashers.
> >I live near an airport so it is not unusual to see sights similar to this.
> >
> >However, what became immediately strange was the unusual flight pattern. Not
> >only was it flying towards me but it was zig zagging right and left randomly.
> >The hair stood up on my neck as I realized no plane could move like that.
> >
> >The astronomer kicked in and I identified the object as the bright star
> Capella
> >in Auriga being refracted by bad seeing. Despite that I still could not
> get the
> >object to quit flying at me and moving right and left. It was not until I
> moved
> >my position to place the star next to a tree branch that the illusion went
> away.
> >Even then, if I ignored the branch the illusion would return. Very
> bizarre. I
> >now understand why people reporting UFO's can be so adamant that what they
> saw
> >was not a star.
> >
> >BTW, I failed to spot an aurora. Thanks for the messages, keep them coming!
> >
> >Tony Cecce
> >Big Flats, NY
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Michael Boschat <andromed@ATM.DAL.CA>
> >To: ASTRO <astro@lists.mindspring.com>
> >Date: Sunday, September 12, 1999 10:26 PM
> >Subject: [ASTRO] Aurora - Sept.12/12, 1999
> >
> >
> >>Hello Observers;
> >>
> >> Well, at 10 pm looked out window and saw aurora in NW!. The basics went
> >>thus;
> >>
> >>0100 UT: First noticed aurora rays in NW sky, green color and about 35-40
> >> degrees length.
> >>
> >>0120 UT: 4-5 green rays in bowl of Ursa major about 40 degrees long.
> >>
> >>0123 UT: Things started to quite down with a light green band in NW sky.
> >>
> >>0133 UT: Faint ray tried to start in Ursa major but faded.
> >>
> >>0145 UT: Quiet.
> >>
> >> I have my camera ready in case it starts up again...1st aurora seen from
> >>Halifax, Nova Scotia in a long time, for me anyways.
> >
> >
> >
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Robert M. Owen
Director
The Orion Institute
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Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA
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